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D.C. Dons Eclipse Glasses, Looks Skyward
 

Roll Call went people-watching for Monday’s solar eclipse, as hundreds of staffers, photographers and tourists took to the Capitol lawn and the National Mall to don their eclipse-viewing glasses and catch a glimpse at this rare astronomical event.

After Charlottesville, Some Question Confederate Legacy in Capitol
 

The violence in Charlottesville, Va. — spurred by the potential removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee — has led to protests, calls for removal and several actual removals of other Confederate monuments around the country. The nation’s Capitol building is also home to several statues of Confederate figures; here’s a recap of what those are....
Previewing Trump’s Week: Construction at 1600 Penn, Charlottesville Aftermath and China Executive Order
 

With White House maintenance ongoing, President Donald Trump is traveling around this week before he returns to Bedminster, N.J., to focus on several key issues. Watch for White House correspondent John T. Bennett’s preview of the week and analysis on recent events....
'Mooch' is Out, General In at White House
 

The new chief of staff, retired Gen. John F. Kelly, has been in his position for just a few days but he has already seen the ousting of the communications director, Anthony Scaramucci. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump is looking for a legislative victory, possibly a tax overhaul. On the latter issue, he faces a tight deadline. Find out more about this week at the White House from correspondent John T. Bennett....
Capitol Rocked by Musicians, Fans in Congress
 

After Sen. Al Franken appeared in the recent Grateful Dead documentary “Long Strange Trip,” Roll Call took a closer look at all the musical interests and influences in Congress. Watch for highlights on lawmakers who write songs, can play instruments and who have taken the time in recent years to share their love of particular artists....
Security Gets a Nudge Around D.C.

After last month’s shooting, security concerns continue to worry lawmakers and the law enforcement agencies that protect them and the rest of the capital city. A history of violent events has brought changes to the Capitol and White House security over the years. Watch for a brief recap of escalating security, and where things stand today....